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Galle Face Green

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Galle Face Green

Galle Face, ,

The Galle Face Green is a promenade that stretches for half kilometer along the coast along the coast in the heart of business and financial district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Earlier the Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. ...

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Galle Fort

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Galle Fort

65a, Lighthouse St, Fort, ,

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Basking on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in the bay of Galle, the Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the mid 1600s. Recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage value, the Fort was declare ...

Category:History
Telephone+94 91 223 2568/9
Galle International Film Festival

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Sri Lanka and its cinema industry would receive world’s attention with its first ever international film festival 'Galle Film Festival' (GFF) which is to be opened on March 2009 with the participation of renowned film artistes around the world. In the ...

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Galle Literary Festival Annual

Galle, , , , 80000

The Galle Literary Festival that following a number of unforeseeable cancellations, and given the rigid time constraints in the organisation of a festival of this size and stature, we have decided to take a break for the Festival in 2013. The Festival ...

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GALLE NATIONAL MUSEUM

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www.museum.gov.lk

The Galle National Museum is established in the oldest Dutch building of the Galle fort, constructed in 1656. To aware the public on traditional cultural heritage of Southern Sri Lanka, the Department of National Museums developed this museum and opene ...

Telephone+94 91 223 2051
Galle National Museum

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www.museum.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_regionalm&task=re

The Galle National Museum is established in the oldest Dutch building of the Galle fort, constructed in 1656. To aware the public on traditional cultural heritage of Southern Sri Lanka, the Department of National Museums developed this museum and opened ...

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Telephone+94 91 223 2051
Gangaramaya Navam Perahera

Sri Jinarathana Road, Colombo 02, , , , 00200

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The Navam Perahera, held annualy in February, displays the rich religious and cultural tradition of Sri Lanka. Hundreds of monks clad in colouful robes solemnly walking in the procession are a unique sight. Youth clad in white carrying Buddhist flags marc ...

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Gangaramaya Temple

61, Sri Jinarathana Road, ,

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Monument and Historic Building Gangaramaya temple is a Buddhist temple inclusive of several imposing buildings and is located nearby the placid water of Beira Lake on a plot of land that use to be the hermitage on a small piece of marshy land. Gangaramay ...

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Telephone+94 11 243 5169 / +94 11 232 7084 / +94 11 245 9622
Fax+94 11 243 9508
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Girihadu seya

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Girihadu seya

Thiriyaya, ,

Girihadu seya is considered as the first Dageba in Sri Lanka, done by Thapassue Balluka Merchants. This is located in Thiriyaya close to Trincomalee Pulmoddi road. Load Buddha spent 7 weeks ( sath Sathiya) after his enlightenment ( This is around 528 B ...

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Guard Stone (Naga King)

Guard Stone, , , , 50000

This is the finest of it's kind in Sri lanka dated from 8th century AD and one of the climax of Sinhalease art works. He is the god of water,The God of protection and with a vase of plenty which is a symbol of prosperity and carrying a flower stalk w ...

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Hadji Festival Day

Sri Lanka,

Eid al-Adha is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ishmael (Ismail)a as an act of submission to God's command, before God then ...

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Hatadage

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Hatadage

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Is directly north of the Vatadage. The Hatadage, is another Sacred tooth reliquary which was constructed in the rule of King Nissankamalla, and to the east of this stands the Gal Potha, or Stone Book, a 9m (29ft) stone carving of a palm leaf book used to ...

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Heritage Traditional Handicrafts

Sri Lanka

The history of Sri Lanka handicrafts runs to pre-history and its production with the exception of Jewellery is essentially a cottage industry: products are turned out making use of natural raw materials by means of time tested age-old techniques. The trad ...

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Hindu architecture

Sri lanka

Most Hindu temples in Sri Lanka are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is known as kovils in Sri Lanka. A Hindu temple usually consists of a prayer hall and shrine room. Shikhara is the central edifice of the Hindu temple. Shikhara is in dome or pyramid ...

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Horton Plains National Park

Pattipola, ,

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found h ...

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How A Yakā And A Man Fought

IN a certain country three men went shooting,1 it is said. At the time when the three persons were going, one man was obliged to go aside for a certain purpose. The man went aside without telling those two men. A Yakā saw the man separate from those two ...

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL)

165, Kynsey Road, Borella, , , , 00800

To give force to the commitment of Sri Lanka as a member of the United Nations in protecting human rights, and to perform the duties and obligations imposed on Sri Lanka by various international treaties at international level; as well as to maintain the ...

Category:Human Rights
Telephone+94 11 2694925, +94 11 2685980
Fax+94 11 2694924
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Independence Day

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Independence Day

Sri Lanka,

Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. For more than a century Sri Lanka was a British crown colony but on 4 February, 1948 the country achieved its independence to officially become the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Flag Don Stephen S ...

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Isurumuni Lovers

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Isurumuni  Lovers

Isurumuni Lovers, , , , 50000

6th Century Gupta style carving. The woman, seated on the man's lap, lifts a warning finger, probably as a manifestation of her coyness; but the man carries on regardless." The figures may represent Dutugemunu's son Saliya and the law caste (Sadol Kula) ...

Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi

Siri Maha Bodhi, ,

srimahabodhi.lk

Lord Gautama Buddha is considered as the Greatest Human Being appeared on earth. The esteemed one achieved the eternal bliss of Samma Sambodhi or the Enlightenment, ending the continuous circle of Samsara, the existence. This wonderful event took place 26 ...

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